Abercrombie, is that you?

Have you ever seen a multiple story Abercrombie & Fitch? I have, thanks to Paris’ Champs Élysées. Not gonna lie, I put off going to the place for months because I’m not a fan in any way of the brand or culture behind it but curiosity killed the cat, right? Well, I finally strolled throughContinue reading “Abercrombie, is that you?”

Trois Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse/My Golden Years

Today I did something I’ve never done before: I saw a film at the theater all by myself. For weeks now ever since I saw the trailer for Trois Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse/My Golden Years, I’ve been dying to see it. But to my dismay, every time I wanted to go, everyone was busy. So,Continue reading “Trois Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse/My Golden Years”

Oh, those Americans.

I have to share an encounter I just had at the boulangerie down my street. As I was stood in line eagerly awaiting to order my quiche for lunch, an older American man was in front of me ordering in the typical American fashion – loud and specific. Everyone in line was helping him orderContinue reading “Oh, those Americans.”

Another Day, Another Castle

Take a train about an hour outside of Paris to a quaint little area called Fontainebleau and you find yet another beautiful castle. With a forest and village accompaniment, Fontainebleau was exactly what I needed after the hustle and bustle of another Parisian week. Add in a perfect iced coffee from Café Les Glaces andContinue reading “Another Day, Another Castle”

Parc Asterix and a Rainy Day

As an au pair in France, I’m privileged to have many holidays that allow me to travel – be it within Paris or not. Yesterday was one of those holidays and I spent it rattling down hills and dancing in the rain at Parc Asterix, an amusement park just outside of Paris. The park isContinue reading “Parc Asterix and a Rainy Day”

Sleeping Beauty

As the wind lightly rustled the daisies, I lay still taking in the serenity of the forest. Bois de Vincennes was bathed in sunlight and so was I. I always love getting out of the city and embracing my true self in the wilderness; yesterday and today were no exceptions. Bois de Vincennes and BoisContinue reading “Sleeping Beauty”

10 Thoughts Parisians Probably Had About Me On This Rainy May Day

Who’s the blonde wearing summer clothes when it’s obviously freezing outside? Why is that girl jumping in puddles? Where are the rest of her clothes? Doesn’t she know it’s raining? Where’s her umbrella? Why is she holding her tongue out to catch the rain? She’ll never grow up. I wonder where her parents went wrong..Continue reading “10 Thoughts Parisians Probably Had About Me On This Rainy May Day”

Mom & Dad Take France, Pt. 2: Normandy & Mont St. Michel

So, while my parents were here for two weeks, we knew we wanted to venture out of Paris and explore. I always love getting out of the city and seeing trees and flowers and fields again so I was overjoyed to go anywhere. We decided on Normandy because my Dad is a huge history buffContinue reading “Mom & Dad Take France, Pt. 2: Normandy & Mont St. Michel”

Mom & Dad Take France, Pt. 1: Paris

I FINALLY SAW THEM! Eight long months after leaving my loving parents, we were reunited in Paris! I gotta say, that long wait at the front of the greeting line at the airport was quite tense for me.. Waiting, watching for those two faces while grasping a fresh baguette and doting a black beret and stripedContinue reading “Mom & Dad Take France, Pt. 1: Paris”